November 03, 2015 - 7:00 PM
OLIVER - A family pet needed emergency care after ingesting enough marijuana to cause THC toxicity this past weekend, leaving his Oliver family to believe a Halloween prank is to blame.
Faith Speed started 'Rangers Medical Support Fund' after her dog got sick this past weekend, which she believes was caused when someone left something in the yard.
“The dog was fine early on Nov. 1. We went to a birthday party and when we returned the gate was open and Ranger was in the yard, but could barely walk,” Speed says.
She couldn’t get the six-year-old springer spaniel to play, and his walk appeared unnatural. She took the dog to Rose Valley Veterinary Clinic in West Kelowna, where the dog was diagnosed with THC toxicity.
“It’s the active ingredient in marijuana. For him to have had that much, he would have had to ingest it,” she says.
She feels the dog was possibly fed baked goods with marijuana in them.
The family picked up Ranger from the vet on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3. and the dog appears to be recovering well.
Speed has reported the incident to RCMP.
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